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VA Portland PBNR

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Hi Everyone, noticed there's not many threads about PBNR programs. I applied to Portland's VA PBNR and recently got an email ill be getting a call just to get to know me a bit better. Anyone working at the VA under the PBNR? Hows the program? How competitive is it? How long did the process take? Anyone applying to it RN too?

Hi I am at a different VA but just found out I was accepted into the PBNR program. My understanding of the program is you are with a preceptor for all 12 months and you rotate though the different departments to get experience and then at the end of the year you can choose to stay and get hired on as a nurse in a specific unit or you can leave.

2 minutes ago, Olivialulu1 said:

Hi I am at a different VA but just found out I was accepted into the PBNR program. My understanding of the program is you are with a preceptor for all 12 months and you rotate though the different departments to get experience and then at the end of the year you can choose to stay and get hired on as a nurse in a specific unit or you can leave.

CONGRATS! and yes, what I have read. How was the interviewing process for you? I have read it takes a couple of months

Thanks for me the interviewing process was pretty fast only about 3 weeks from first interview to offer. I had the first interview one week then the second with the head of education last week then today got the offer.

2 hours ago, Olivialulu1 said:

Thanks for me the interviewing process was pretty fast only about 3 weeks from first interview to offer. I had the first interview one week then the second with the head of education last week then today got the offer.

Lets hope its like that for me too, would love to work w the VA

Hi everyone! I applied to a VA PBRN program. Does anyone know if health insurance is offered or available?

9 minutes ago, journonurse said:

Hi everyone! I applied to a VA PBRN program. Does anyone know if health insurance is offered or available?

Hi! I think it is, should be part of the benefits. Have you gotten an interview?

For my VA in Texas as part of the PBNR program we receive a stipend and health and dental insurence.

For the VA Residency PBNR, anyone know how long it takes to get the firm offer? I submitted paper work 2 weeks ago. They gave us a start date but no official "firm offer". Anyone know how long it takes for HR to get back with you?